HBO Max service will be released in May and will cost $ 14.99: they promise a prequel to the “Game of Thrones” about Targaryen

WarnerMedia Media Holding officially unveiled its response to Disney + and Apple TV +, which will launch in November -

streaming service HBO Max.

When will it be released and how much will it cost

The online cinema will start operating in May 2020. And in 2021, it will launch in Europe and Latin America.

Monthly subscription is $ 14.99, but forFor HBO Now subscribers and AT&T premium packages, this will be free. In 2021, they promise a cheaper option, but with advertising. For comparison: a Netflix subscription costs from $ 9 to $ 16 per month, Disney + - $ 6.99, Apple TV + - $ 5.

Next year they plan to allocate $ 1.5 billion for HBO Max, and then for $ 2 billion annually.

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What will show

At launch, they promise about 10 thousand hours of contentand a library of 1800 films. These are popular series (Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Prince of Beverly Hills, The West Wing), exclusive streaming of South Park in the USA, Rick and Morty, all of Peter Jackson’s paintings in the Tolkien universe , DC movies, etc.

There will be original designs. For example, the prequel to the Game of Thrones, The Dragon House about the Targaryen family, the sequel Gossips, Green Lantern series and Strange Adventures from DC comics, Ridley Scott's Wolves Bred, Lovecraft's Country by Jordan Peel and JJ Abrams, five special episodes from comedian Conan O'Brien and several comedy shows featuring Elizabeth Banks, Mindy Kaling and Issa Ray.

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In addition, podcasts and recommendations from celebrities promise.

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In total, more than 30 original series are promised next year, and already in 2021 - 50.